March 5, 2018 – Staniel Cay

It was a short trip to Staniel Cay, about two hours. Lots of boats on the move and the closer we got to Staniel the bigger the boats. We saw many large yachts including this one which charters for over a million a week, accommodates 12 guests and has 22 crew.

Luxury yacht Cloud 9

We got to Staniel shortly after one but our slip wasn’t available yet, official check in is 2pm so we had to anchor and bob about for a while. After waiting until  well after two we called and it was, oh yeah you can come in now, they were supposed to contact us. Our spot was on the outside face dock which was fine as we didn’t have to navigate the crazy currents, we remembered from being here last February on the catamaran. They are not floating docks and it was low tide so tying up to the pylons was going to be a bit tricky as the dock was high up from the water line. Bob asked if someone would be there to help, he was told yes. Of course there was no staff to help which was unlike almost every Marina we’ve been to. Luckily there was sailboat on the other side of the dock and its captain came to help us.

We hit the grocery and liquor stores, should be ok till the next good provisioning place, Highbourne Cay.  The yacht club has a new dining room so we reserved for dinner, two sittings, 6:30 or 8:30, big surprise we chose 6:30. Like many restaurants in the Bahamas, you had to select your meal when you made the reservation. They had duck confit on the menu, very surprising, so I though what the heck, I’ll take a chance. Each meal included soup, salad, the main and dessert, good value and my duck was delicious.

View while sitting at anchor waiting for our slip

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